Shaquille O'Neal

 After a hospital photo was posted, Shaq's hip surgery was confirmed

20 March (Reuters) Shaquille O'Neal, a hall of famer and four-time NBA champion, shocked fans by releasing a photo of himself lying in a hospital bed. On Monday, broadcaster TNT confirmed that O'Neal had hip surgery.

The "Inside the NBA" commentator and 15-time All-Star will be out of the broadcast booth while he recovers, but on Sunday he sent out a message of support for his colleague's sportscasters Ernie Johnson and Candace Parker.

Shaquille O'Neal's hospital photo causes concern among fans

The 51-year-old tweeted "I'm always watching" along with a picture of himself dressed in a hospital gown. I miss you all.